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Impressions of Yoga and other random thoughts

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      8 comments

So, the reason I wanted to try a Yoga class at all probably wasn't the best. I was noticing (and mentioned in another blog) that I don't get any endorphin rush while doing cardio or right after. Instead, it's about the time I'm doing my stretc... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Avoiding absolutes

Monday, February 27, 2012      24 comments

It is so easy, sometimes, to use absolutes - particularly ALWAYS and NEVER. I can't say that I never say never, but I do try very hard to avoid it. One example? I really really dislike fish or any form of seafood. (Well, technically I do... Read more

A-shopping I will go

Sunday, February 26, 2012      8 comments

Didn't actually end up buying much, though. I knew I was wearing an 18 in plus sizes from heading to Lane Bryant a couple weeks ago, but for once I decided that I refused to buy jeans or slacks that were wide enough to pull all the way up t... Read more

Picking a protein powder

Saturday, February 25, 2012      12 comments

Well, I've found a protein powder to order and try out. It fits my requirements: 1) Whey (milk based) 2) Unsweetened 3) Unflavored I actually found two. One was from concentrate. The one I'm ordering is an isolate. Concentra... Read more

On Feet and Feeling

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      12 comments

Feet part one: My foot, the one that had me ease up on walking in late December, and swap completely to gym cardio (bikes and elliptical), is taking considerably long than I'd like to heal fully. At the same time keeps feeling improved, so... Read more

Feb 2012 Week 3 - Long-Term Health and Fitness Goals

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      13 comments

Health =========== Expand beyond macro-nutrients to ensure I'm getting enough of other important building blocks. Vitamin A for the eyes, for example, is something I was told by my mother that we seem to have a hereditary need for more... Read more

Answer for Angelwendymama from Valentine's Day post

Monday, February 20, 2012      6 comments

I'm trying to catch up on responses to some of my recent blogs. I started writing an answer to this set of questions by ANGELWENDYMAMA and it's long enough I decided it would just be easier as its own blog. == Just curious, are you still ... Read more

I just sneezed, had to say OW!, then laughed for another OW!

Sunday, February 19, 2012      13 comments

What am I talking about? Yesterday at the gym I had my usual strength training. I used a machine I'd never tried before and didn't use another that has been part of my normal routine. See, if you go around the internet or even just he... Read more

How on Earth did I manage that?!

Sunday, February 19, 2012      16 comments

So today I got up early for a Saturday (9am ... early), had a cereal bar then hit the gym for a couple hours and showered after. Grabbed a strawberry milk after the gym, then met up with DDa and DS. We ate lunch at Johnny Rocket's then headed ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My shiny new toy and pictures, pictures, pictures!

Friday, February 17, 2012      122 comments

Well, almost a week old now. emoticon ... Read more

More thoughts on this journey as lifestyle change

Thursday, February 16, 2012      16 comments

Apologies in advance - I know this one has gotten REALLY long. I want to get it posted and not make it more incoherent that it is by chopping stuff out, so it may ramble a bit. ========================= A lot of little coincidences ha... Read more

The most memorable part of this day to me

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      12 comments

I really don't "do" holidays at all. I ate a normal dinner on Thanksgiving - the Turkey Trot in the morning and, with no work, spending an afternoon with my kids being the only variations from a typical Thursday. This is true of all holidays, ... Read more

Feb 2012 Week 2 - Long-Term Health and Fitness Goals

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      11 comments

Health ========= Maintain the longest possible streak of days without illness. One measure I have of my health is how often (or rarely) I fall ill and how rapidly I recover. I honestly cannot remember the last time I suffered flu sympt... Read more

Shopping and more shopping yesterday

Sunday, February 12, 2012      9 comments

Biggest plan yesterday was going with DDa to replace her phone. (Of all disappointing things, she'd set it on the pew at church while singing in choir, forgotten it, and it was taken.) She's been on EX's plan, and instead of replacing her phon... Read more

Is it really that funny?

Friday, February 10, 2012      17 comments

I know. I've mocked my sense of humour (what? I have one?!) before. But some things just really do tickle my funny bone. Today I read about SparkPeople adding a "funny page" and was paging through quite a few, having a chuckle here and th... Read more


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